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Flooding in South Louisiana (1995)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1995-05-12

Duration: 00:06:20

Subjects: FLOODS | Flood damage | Emergency management | Disaster response and recovery | Natural Disasters


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Kriger, Brett Interviewee


This segment from the May 12, 1995, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robert Collins’ in-studio interview with Brett Kriger, the deputy director of the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness. He discusses the flooding in south Louisiana, including New Orleans, caused by 18 inches of rain falling in a two-day period and the impact of having federal emergency management officials already in Louisiana on the speed of the response.